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Clindamycin and Safety Concerns

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Colitis
  • Frequent yeast infections
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Clindamycin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

It is not clear what exactly to expect from an overdose of clindamycin. If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Clindamycin Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should Clindamycin Be Stored?

Most clindamycin products should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children. Refer to the storage directions for your particular product.
 
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